I have an old Vixen GP2 with MT-1 motors added on RA & Dec. I'm trying to figure out ways of trying to get it to track automatically, and wanted to see if either of these might be possible:
Option 1: is there a way of connecting a CMOS camera to autoguide through PHD? I think the main challenge would be to convert the output signal from the software to the motors b/c the motors take the old-fashioned circular DIN pins (see picture here) not the old telephone style ST4/RJ11 cables? Has any genius already built something that can do this (or perhaps its a standard electronics kit and I'm being an idiot!)?
Option 2: is there a way of connecting a SynScan handset to the motor output cables? The Vixen Skysensor cabling used to allow that from what I can see from old manuals but those seem very difficult to get now. I don't really want to install a full SynScan GOTO kit b/c the Vixen MT-1 motors are so quiet - so was wondering if maybe there was a way of connecting just the handset?
Option 1 would be my preferred option. I don't really need GOTO, just the ability for the mount to track automatically.
Are there any other ideas I'm being blind to?